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Herbed Chicken Caesar Salad

This chicken Caesar salad looks and tastes fancy but couldn't be easier to make. It's my husband's favorite dinner.—Kay Andersen, Bear, Delaware
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1/2 pound)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 cups torn romaine
  • 1 small tomato, thinly sliced
  • Creamy Caesar salad dressing
  • Caesar salad croutons, optional

Directions

  • Brush chicken with oil. Combine the basil, oregano, garlic salt if desired, pepper and paprika; sprinkle over chicken. Grill, uncovered, over medium-low heat for 12-15 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°, turning several times.
  • Arrange romaine and tomato on plates. Cut chicken into strips; arrange over salads. Drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with croutons if desired.

Herbed Chicken Caesar Salad Tips

Can you make a homemade Caesar salad dressing for this chicken Caesar salad recipe?

While bottled Caesar dressing is convenient, there’s just something special about making your own homemade Caesar dressing. It’s easy to prepare and takes just minutes to make. You can also mix it up to a week ahead of time, keeping it stored in your refrigerator, and the flavors of the dressing will only get better.

What else can you put in an herbed chicken Caesar salad?

The better question is what can’t you put into a Caesar salad. This is a very versatile salad that any number of salad toppings could be included. Some favorites would be avocado slices, cooked shrimp or sliced prosciutto. If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, try fresh sliced peaches, fresh figs or fresh cherries.

How do you keep the chicken from getting dry when making this chicken Caesar salad recipe?

There’s nothing better than chicken hot off the grill. But it’s also very easy to go from incredible to incredibly dry in the blink of an eye. There are a number of tips and tricks for amazing grilled chicken, but the best advice is to cook it just until it gets between 165°F - 170°F. Then let it rest for at least 5 minutes, or 10 would be better. That way the juices will have a chance to redistribute throughout the breast instead of running out as soon as you cut into it.

Research contributed by James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Culinary Editor
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 219 calories, 8g fat (0 saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 467mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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